Cassidy Branigan

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Stephen Hawking Warns That Aggression Could 'Destroy Us All'

Forget doomsday asteroids, global plagues and super volcanoes. British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says we're facing a much more immediate threat -- and it's our own behavior.<p>“The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression,” Hawking told contest winner Adaeze …

Why an Actual Infinity Cannot Exist and Therefore We Know that the Universe Had a Beginning

Philosopher William Lane Craig has done more than any other contemporary to popularize and develop the Kalam Cosmological Argument, which is simple …

Evangelical Christianity

Shocking Or Intriguing? NASA Challenges Physics, To Build Faster-Than-Light Spaceship ‘Warp Drive’

NASA scientist Harold White has stunned the world with his announcement that he and his team has begun work on the development of a faster-than-light …

Harvard senior uses math to predict Oscars

Forget the emotional pull of Eddie Redmayne’s turn as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Ignore the visual sleight-of-hand mastery in …

List-Worthy

10 Mindblowing GIFs That Explain the Theory of Everything

"Where did we come from? How did the universe come into being? Are we alone in the universe? Is there alien life out there? What is the future of the …

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp would be how general relativity treats time as just the fourth dimension. The difficulty is more …

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit … but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

Universe

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

Gravity is Driving Growth of the Universe- Researchers Confirm via 600,000 Galaxies

Almost 100 years since Albert Einstein established general relativity, the theory has delivered its hardest test yet in clarifying the properties of …

Andy Murray’s strange note sparks controversy

The note, penned in “child-like” writing, did not feature anything controversial itself.<p>In fact, the advice was so simple it would make more sense …

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

<b>RELATED:</b> 7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight<p>Part of the problem is that bigger bodies burn more calories, so the smaller you get, the harder you have to work in order to drop pounds. But that doesn't mean you have to starve or kill yourself at the gym to lose more fat.<p>We called up celebrity trainer …

Serena and Venus Williams' Powerful Protest Against Racist Tennis Culture

<i>Serena Williams photo by Ian Gampon (Creative Commons)</i>The past year saw numerous displays of political protest in professional athletics. NBA stars …

Serena Williams

Rio Open looks to drive tennis momentum in Brazil

<b>Tennis in Brazil faces a challenge in taking on the might of football, but organisers of the Rio Open tournament being held in the city this week believe the sport is set for expansion in the country.</b><p>Having returned for a second year, the open is the biggest tennis tournament in South America, and …

Tennis

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

Treadmill Physics: Why An Indoor Run Isn't Cheating

Is a treadmill workout really equivalent to running outdoors? Some runners say it's easier because the belt does some of the work for you, or that …

Drones could be used to seek out arteries to prevent heart attacks

New trials suggest microscopic stealth drones could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries and prevent heart attacks<p>Scientists have carried out trials using microscopic drones that could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries, preventing heart attacks and strokes.<p>Researchers have …

Scientists Map the Epigenome, Our Second Genetic Code

Genetics

This is what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and …

In Fake Universes, Evidence for String Theory

Researchers are demonstrating that, in certain contexts, string theory is the only consistent theory of quantum gravity. Might this make it …

Quantum Mechanics

Star Explosions Help Solve Mineral Mystery of the Universe

An explosion on the surface of a dying star has is helping to clear up a mystery behind copious amounts of lithium seen in the universe.<p>By studying …